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Originally posted by greenkoolaid
The biggest advantage that the US military has is the US's economy, ie money. The US spends way way way more on military spending than any other country in the world.
Since they have so much money to spend they can buy lots of the best equipment and research new stuff. Russia has developed some amazing jets and weapons, but they can't afford to make and utilize them on the same scale as the US.
It took a lot of money to get the US army to what it is now.
As the Chinese economy starts to ramp up, things could get a little scary.